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Vaccinated people are exempt from many of the rules determined by the pandemic. What about COVID-19 testing?
More and more activities are available for those who have received the COVID-19. From more freedom to travel to everyday things, like shopping indoors without wearing masks, it seems like things are back to normal. But what about COVID-19 testing?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccinated individuals may omit most COVID-19 tests, with a few exceptions.
Although vaccinated people should not be tested or quarantined when they come in contact with someone who has the virus, it is important to get tested if symptoms such as cough, fever, and fatigue appear.
Data collected over the past two months suggest that vaccinated people rarely show strong symptoms of COVID-19, so there is little chance of visiting hospitals. However, getting tested will prevent the virus from spreading, so it’s important to know if you have it or not.
According to the CDC, U.S. citizens returning to the United States must show a negative COVID-19 test result, regardless of their immunization status. If the test result is positive, the person should be isolated for a period of 10 days.
There are cases like COVID-19 testing in the workplace subject to the individual policies of the company. Doctors, nurses, and people working in hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters continue to be subject to more regular reviews, as there is a greater degree of exposure.
Elderly people or people with an underlying disease may want to get tested more often, especially if they were exposed to someone with the disease and had symptoms of the virus. Although vaccines are highly effective, they still do not guarantee 100% protection.
In the coming months, as more and more people are being shot and authorities have a clearer picture of the remaining quarter of the year, we can expect some of these guidelines to relax even more.
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